Julia Rogers Library Awarded Nearly $200,000 Grant
Release date: December 15, 2008
Goucher College’s Julia Rogers Library was recently awarded a $198,121 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The grant, which is the largest the library has ever received, will help fund a project titled Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College.
Goucher's project was one of 15 selected out of 118 applications submitted this year, and it was the only small college to be awarded a grant.
Goucher will use the funds to identify, analyze, and catalog about 2,000 18th- and 19th-century manuscripts, books, and other materials from the college’s James Wilson Bright Collection of English language studies; records and resources from the Manuscripts and Archives Collection, which includes the college’s Jane Austen Collection and its collection of papers of H.L. Mencken; and 1,000 items from the Chrystelle Trump Bond Music Collection, which focuses on 19th- and early 20th-century social and theatrical dance.
The project team members are Tara Olivero, special collections librarian and college archivist; Cindy Ogden, the bibliographic services librarian; Dr. Arnold Sanders, associate professor of English; as well as a special collections librarian, a cataloger, and a project associate. Students will help the team identify and document the items.
The Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant is made possible by generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The records and descriptions obtained through the program will be accessible through the Internet, and users will be able to aggregate information by topic and theme. For more information on the program, visit http://www.clir.org/news/pressrelease/08hiddenpr3.html.
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